Classic Boat

Saving the past

After two or three years’ planning, it took “about three hours” to decide that this year – the 80th anniversary of Operation Dynamo – the little ships would not sail to Dunirk in May for their five-yearly commemorative return. “It was a very easy decision – easy, but horrible,” is how Simon Palmer, commodore of the Association of Dunkirk Litte Ships (ADLS) describes it. “The French were banning groups of 100 or over, and many of our members [boatowners] are in the vulnerable group. But it’s a postponement, not a cancellation. Subject to everyone agreeing, we’re going to go back in 2021 instead.”

The five-yearly Dunkirk return is a really big deal for owners of the surviving little ships. It is the

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